Month: August 2016

Crop residue allocation to livestock feed, soil improvement and other uses along a productivity gradient in Eastern Africa

Author(s): Duncan, A.J.; Bachewe, F.; Mekonnen, K.; Valbuena, D.; Rachier, G.; Lule, D.; Bahta, M.; Erenstein, O. Published in: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 2016, vol.228, p.101-110 Crop residues are a key livelihood resource in smallholder mixed crop-livestock systems in Sub-Saharan Africa....

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Effects of relay cover crop planting date on their biomass and maize productivity in a sub-humid region of Zimbabwe under conservation agriculture

Authors: Mhlanga, B.; Cheesman, S.; Maasdorp, B.; Mupangwa, W.; Munyoro, C.; Sithole, C.; Thierfelder, C. Published in: NJAS Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, 2016, vol.78, p.93–101. Relay cropping of cover crops is a strategy of increasing biomass yields and productivity of maize-based systems....

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Fertilization strategies in Conservation Agriculture systems with Maize-Legume cover crops rotations in Southern Africa

Author(s): Mupangwa, W.; Thierfelder, C.; Ngwira, A. Published in: In: Experimental Agriculture In press Multilocation experiments were established to determine the best strategy for using inorganic fertilizer in conservation agriculture (CA) systems that use green manure cover crops, namely sunhemp,...

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The effect of major income sources on rural household food (in)security : evidence from Swaziland and implications for policy

Authors: Mabuza, M.L.; Ortmann, G.F.; Wale, E.; Mutenje, M. Published in : Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 2016, vol.55, no.2, p.209-230 The aim of this article was to investigate the food (in)security effect of household income generated from major economic activities in rural Swaziland. From a sample...

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Kenyan Isolates of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici from 2008 to 2014 : virulence to SrTmp in the Ug99 race group and implications for breeding programs

Authors: Newcomb, M.; Olivera Firpo, P.D.; Rouse, M.N.; Szabo, L.J.; Johnson, J.; Gale, S.; Luster, D.G.; Wanyera, R.; Macharia, G.; Bhavani, S.; Hodson, D.P.; Patpour, M.; Hovmoller, M.S.;Fetch, T.G.; Yue Jin. Published in: American Phytopathological Society Phytopathology, 2016, vol. 106, no. 7,...

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